The Best Short-Term Investment Options
The Best Short-Term Investment Options

Short-term investments are generally defined as investments that pay off in less than five years (sometimes even less time, perhaps within a year). Whereas long-term investments are generally made with the goal of building...

February 15th, 2:12 PM EST
What Type of Investment Account Should You Open?
What Type of Investment Account Should You Open?

Investing in the stock market has been a great way to build long-term wealth for almost as long as the United States has been a country. And as retirements continue to increase with people’s lifespans, it’s becoming more...

February 15th, 1:27 PM EST
Pension vs. 401(k): Comparing Retirement Plans
Pension vs. 401(k): Comparing Retirement Plans

Both pensions and 401(k) plans have at one time held the distinction of most popular employer-sponsored retirement plan in the country. However, due to the much higher cost on employers, pensions are becoming less and less...

February 13th, 6:11 PM EST
How to Roll Over Your 401(k) Plan to a Roth IRA
How to Roll Over Your 401(k) Plan to a Roth IRA

When you leave a job where you had a 401(k) plan, you might choose to roll over that plan an individual retirement account (IRA). Such rollovers are fairly straightforward; the transfer of assets isn’t a taxable...

February 13th, 6:11 PM EST
How to Read and Analyze a Balance Sheet
How to Read and Analyze a Balance Sheet

A balance sheet is one of three financial documents that every investor should check when researching a company to invest in. The other two are an income statement, which looks at a company’s profits, and a cash flow...

February 13th, 3:56 PM EST
Opportunity Cost: Definition and Examples
Opportunity Cost: Definition and Examples

Opportunity cost is a basic microeconomics concept, maybe one you learned in a long-ago and hazily recollected 8 a.m. Econ 101 lecture. If you need a refresher, opportunity cost is the benefit you miss out on when you...

February 13th, 3:11 PM EST
How to Find Unclaimed Money With Your Name On It
How to Find Unclaimed Money With Your Name On It

Believe it or not, a hefty amount of your money could be sitting at a government agency without your knowledge. Unclaimed money can come in the form of inactive financial accounts, unclaimed retirement assets and tax...

February 13th, 12:11 PM EST
The Best Investment Simulators
The Best Investment Simulators

Investing is risky. When you put your money in the market, you’re taking a chance with real money — money that you might need to pay your mortgage, feed your family and cover the other basic costs of living. If …...

February 13th, 12:11 PM EST
How (and Where) to Invest in Cryptocurrency
How (and Where) to Invest in Cryptocurrency

Although cryptocurrency has only been around for a short time, it’s already expanded into a wide, convoluted universe that can be difficult to understand for the uninitiated. But with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies...

February 13th, 10:41 AM EST
What Are Dow Futures and How Do You Trade Them?
What Are Dow Futures and How Do You Trade Them?

Dow Futures are a reasonable thing not to know about if you’re not well-versed in investing. Essentially, a Dow Future is a contract between two parties in which they bet on the direction of the Dow Jones Industrial...

February 13th, 10:41 AM EST
Hours of Work Needed to Pay Rent in the 25 Largest Cities – 2019 Edition
Hours of Work Needed to Pay Rent in the 25 Largest Cities – 2019 Edition

Rising rents present a major challenge for non-homeowning city dwellers nationwide. Since 1983, the cost of housing for urban renters has risen more than 324%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Price...

February 13th, 7:11 AM EST
How to Buy a Business
How to Buy a Business

So you want to be a business owner, but the prospect of starting your own business is intimidating. One potential solution: Buying an existing business. An existing business typically has customers, vendors and branding...

February 12th, 6:26 PM EST
How to Set Up a Blind Trust
How to Set Up a Blind Trust

Many people under intense public scrutiny, such as politicians, judges and high-powered business people, use blind trusts to avoid the perception of conflicts of interest when it comes to their personal financial dealings....

February 12th, 4:26 PM EST
10 Types of Investments (and How They Work)
10 Types of Investments (and How They Work)

Investing intimidates a lot of people. There are a lot of options, and it can be hard to figure out which investments are right for your portfolio. This guide walks you through 10 of the most common types of investment...

February 12th, 2:41 PM EST
How to Invest After You Retire
How to Invest After You Retire

A lot of people spend their adult lives working and saving to prepare for retirement. But once you hang up your hat, you shouldn’t necessarily stop thinking about saving and investing. The question of what should...

February 12th, 11:26 AM EST
The Best Ways to Invest $30,000
The Best Ways to Invest $30,000

If you have $30,000 to invest, you have many options. Some things, like making the down payment on a house, might be a bit out of reach, but you can still invest in securities ranging from stocks to treasury bonds. …...

February 12th, 11:11 AM EST
States With the Smartest Taxpayers
States With the Smartest Taxpayers

A large majority (75%) of taxpayers overpay on taxes and receive a tax refund, according to IRS data. A smaller proportion (19%) see the opposite: They will have overestimated their withholdings and learn they still owe...

February 12th, 7:26 AM EST
How a UTMA Compares to a 529 Plan
How a UTMA Compares to a 529 Plan

The cost of higher education has skyrocketed over the last few decades, and shows no signs of slowing. That’s why it’s more important than ever that parents start saving as early as possible for their...

February 11th, 5:40 PM EST
How a Passive Investing Strategy Works
How a Passive Investing Strategy Works

Passive investing is a go-to strategy for long-term investors, because it capitalizes on the typical upward trend of the overall market over many years. Of course, there are many ways to do well in investing, and financial...

February 11th, 3:56 PM EST
What Is the Tax Rate on Stock Options?
What Is the Tax Rate on Stock Options?

For many employees in America, especially those at tech companies and other startups, stock options are a part of compensation packages. While the right to buy stock in a company at a set price is an attractive form of...

February 11th, 12:55 PM EST
Will the Government Shutdown Affect Tax Refunds?
Will the Government Shutdown Affect Tax Refunds?

The U.S. experienced a partial government shutdown from Dec. 22, 2018 to Jan. 25, 2019. This 35-day shutdown was the longest in U.S. history and disrupted the service of multiple federal agencies, such as the National Park...

February 8th, 12:39 PM EST
What is RSI?
What is RSI?

Unlike investing, trading requires a very active approach to the financial markets. Rather than buying and holding assets to build wealth over the course of many years, a trader frequently buys and sells stocks,...

February 5th, 5:38 PM EST
What is Beta? Everything You Need to Know About Measuring Stock Volatility
What is Beta? Everything You Need to Know About Measuring Stock Volatility

Beta measures how volatile a stock is in relation to the broader stock market over time. A stock with a high beta indicates it’s more volatile than the overall market and can react with dramatic share-price changes...

February 5th, 12:08 PM EST
The Best Investment Apps for Every Investor
The Best Investment Apps for Every Investor

Investment apps have exploded in popularity in recent years, with both existing brokerages and new companies offering mobile apps to help you invest. There are apps for all kinds of investors, from the beginner just...

February 7th, 6:08 PM EST
How to Invest $100,000
How to Invest $100,000

So you’ve got $100,000, and you’re ready to invest it. Maybe a relative has passed away and left you money in a will. Maybe you’ve been building up savings in a retirement account and you’re finally...

February 7th, 4:23 PM EST
Three Methods For Maximizing Your Content Marketing Strategy
Three Methods For Maximizing Your Content Marketing Strategy

Originally posted on https://blindinbusiness.co.uk/three-methods-for-maximising-your-content-marketing-strategy/   A strong content marketing strategy can yield a wide number of benefits for a business of any size....

February 6th, 2:08 PM EST
The Best Marketing Tactics to Adopt in 2019
The Best Marketing Tactics to Adopt in 2019

Originally posted on https://www.techinexpert.com/2018/12/14/the-best-marketing-tactics-to-adopt-in-2019/   Promoting your business online is an ongoing process. Yet, each social media post you publish, article you...

February 6th, 1:53 PM EST
How to Find the Best Charities to Donate Your Vehicle
How to Find the Best Charities to Donate Your Vehicle

Donating your car to charity is a thoughtful and generous act. It’s also one that can save you some money on taxes. Many non-profit organizations that take automobile donations advertise it heavily, but doing...

February 6th, 10:23 AM EST
Where Women Are Buying Homes the Most – 2019 Edition
Where Women Are Buying Homes the Most – 2019 Edition

If buying a home is hard for the average working American, it can be even more difficult for the average working woman. The average full-time working woman earns just 81% of what the average full-time working man does,...

February 6th, 7:08 AM EST
How to Buy an Engagement Ring
How to Buy an Engagement Ring

It might seem easier to find a partner and plan a proposal than it is to buy the perfect engagement ring. In addition to being expensive, rings are seen as a symbol of love for your significant other and an …...

February 5th, 6:38 PM EST